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Rear Girling Caliper Troubles
Since the rear brakes on my '87 5KCSTQ are metal to metal (AWK) I
thought I would replace the brake disks and pads last night.
Got new disks and Axxis (formerly Repco?) pads and went at it
thinking, "this should take about an hour, right?" WRONG !
FOUR hours later after sitting in the dirt in the dark, enjoying
Maine's 35 degree "Spring" weather, I was still unable to compress
the single-piston Girling caliper far enough in to install the new
pads. (grrrrrrrrr !) Naturally, I don't have the tool shown in the
Bentley. Tried to use a long furniture clamp to do the job (don't
laugh too much, this has worked for me many times in the past on
lesser cars.) Ended up bending the clamp ! Even after opening the
Question is: is the caliper bad, or should I go out and buy a real
caliper compressing tool and try it again ?
The Bentley doesn't even show the procedure for replacing the rear
brake hardware on the '87 TQ.
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